Hopefully, with WHO joining TikTok, user will have more accurate information and media to follow so that they are able to have some insight regarding the recent outbreak.
World Health Organization (WHO) Join TikTok because of Coronavirus!
This week, WHO (World Health Organization) recently launched its own TikTok account. This is part of its own effort to cut through Coronavirus misinformation online. Which is why, the public health agency of the United Nation, WHO use social media TikTok to give more awareness and information regarding the new virus.
World Health Organization join TikTok to fight misinformation about Coronavirus
@whoWe are joining @tiktok to provide you with reliable and timely public health advice! Our first post: How to protect yourself from ##coronavirus ?♬ original sound – who
In the WHO TikTok video, Benedetta Allegranzi the technical lead of infection prevention and control describes the matter on how people can protect themselves from coronavirus and direct them to the organization website for more information.
WHO added that they are joining TikTok to provide the people with reliable and timely public health advice. Over the past week, TikTok has been flooded with coronavirus memes. A teenager even made a video suggesting that their friend was the first Canadian confirmed to have caught the virus which is not funny.
WHO joining TikTok is another part of WHO’s work to get accurate information to people online. Where according to the MIT Technology Review, WHO and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention have spent the last couple of weeks of the outbreak by fighting misinformation regarding the virus on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok.